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Android tablet gaining share, thanks to low-cost devices [study]

08/01/2012, Android-powered tablets are gaining traction according to Frank N. Magid Associates. In fact they are selling fast enough to decrease the iPad’s overall market share, despite recent record sales for the Apple tablet. In a survey, Frank N. Magid...

Skype boosts Xbox division quarter by 20%

07/19/2012, According to Microsoft, which released its quarterly results earlier today, the Xbox division has increased its revenues by 20%, but the credit goes entirely to the Skype acquisition that became official in May (that’s a huge number for Skype). The...

28nm Qualcomm Snapdragon chip will roll out from Samsung plants

07/04/2012, We met with Dr. Paul Jacobs (Qualcomm CEO) last week at Uplinq, and he made it clear that the current shortage of 28nm Snapdragon chips was due to a very tight manufacturing capacity from its long-time partner TSMC, the world’s largest chip foundry....

RIM CEO says company isn’t in a “death spiral”

07/03/2012, Speaking at CBC’s Metro Morning radio show today, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins said, “There’s nothing wrong with the company as it exists right now.” Seemingly in a move to convince both customers and investors that Research In Motion...

Intel’s Ultrabook Design Induces Growth In Premium Laptop Market

06/29/2012, When Intel introduced the Ultrabook brand and accompanying rules and guidelines, many were skeptical and talked about it being a marketing “gimmick”. Data shows that they could not have been more wrong. First of all, although relatively modest...

Microsoft Purchases Yammer for $1.2 Billion

06/25/2012, The rumors are true, Microsoft has bought Yammer for $1.2 billion in cash. For those of you unfamiliar with Yammer, it is a social network platform built specifically for corporations. Businesses can set up a private network in which employees can post...

iPhone may be assembled in the U.S, “one day”

05/29/2012, Tim Cook, Apple’s new CEO has publicly mentioned that the iPhone -which represents 50% of Apple’s business- may be “one day” assembled in the United States. While this will certainly not happen overnight, this may give hope to a...

Facebook hiring to build a smartphone? [again]

05/27/2012, This is a topic that has been going on and off, but here it goes again: Facebook is said to be hiring smartphone hardware and software engineers in order to build its own smartphone. That’s what Nick Bilton from the NYTimes has just published, and...

GameStop now selling Steam Wallet cards in all store locations

05/14/2012, Video game and entertainment software retailer GameStop has announced that it will start selling Steam Wallet cards for Valve’s Steam platform starting May 15. In partnership with Valve, GameStop will bring Steam Wallet to all GameStop locations in...

iPad and iPod POS system used in a New York restaurant

05/11/2012, Oh, the wonderful things that you can do with an iPad. Business partners Steve Escobar and Hugo Salazar wanted their own restaurant in New York to stand out. Their strategy was to make their restaurant look cool while saving money at the same time. So...

Sony expects ROI after huge loss in 2011

05/10/2012, Sony posted a record net loss of $5.74 billion for the fiscal year 2011. But the Japanese consumer electronics company said that it expects a return of profit this year as it cuts losses on its TV business, which has been a bottomless pit in recent...

Samsung acquires mobile cloud content provider mSpot

05/09/2012,   Samsung has announced today that it has acquired mSpot, a mobile cloud content service provider based next door in Palo Alto, California. In case you don’t know much about mSpot, the company, formed in 2004, is a provider of music and video...